The Burundi Butera is from the Kayanza Province and Kabarore commune (1,700 masl) in northern Burundi. It is processed at the Butera washing station using stream water and dry processed at the Sivca dry mill.
This microlot was sourced from JNP Coffee, which supports the education of farmers on optimal planting times, the careful harvesting of cherries and on special sorting before wet mill processing, during and post drying under shade and/or on raised African beds, and again before packing.
Many of the coffees from JNP Coffee have won the Cup of Excellence in recent years. To broaden its sources of excellent coffees, JNP is also involved in coffee production as a shareholder in multiple washing stations in two northern provinces of Burundi, Kayanza and Ngozi. Additionally, JNP has forged strategic alliances with other farmers and producers in the central and southern part of the country to provide an extensive variety of coffee profiles to clients worldwide.
On average, coffee farmers in Burundi are about 25 years old and own between 25 and 50 trees. On average, the trees are around 20 years old, though in recent years, farmers have been planting new trees, thanks to nursery programs.
In the northern part of the country, washing stations tend to use double fermentation style, while in the central and southern part of the country, washing stations have been using single a fermentation style and drying time on African raised beds is faster: 21 days (central) and 15 days (southern).
Cupping notes: Grapefruit, hibiscus, chocolate, black tea; bright acidity, delicate body. (July 2o18)